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Tokyo: Stocks slip ahead of Fed, BoJ decisions

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell on Wednesday as Japan's corporate earnings season got off to a shaky start, while traders await policy decisions from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 0.36 per cent, or 62.79 points, to close at 17,290.49, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was down 0.53 per cent, or 7.39 points, at 1,384.30.


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